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Are tonsil stones asociated with stomach bacteria?

Are tonsil stones asociated with stomach bacteria?

No: They are associated more with bacteria from the upper respiratory tract/sinuses. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Tonsil Stones (Definition)

Tonsil stones are white or yellow globs of foul-smelling mucus and bacteria that collect in the tonsils near the back of the throat. Tonsil stones are not dangerous, but ...Read more


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What medication like peniciiin can I use for tonsil stones or to kill bacteria?

What medication like peniciiin can I use for tonsil stones or to kill bacteria?

None: Tonsil stones are usually not a sign of infection and won't likely respond to antibiotics. My patients usually will do something like use a water pick or qtip to work them out. The only way to prevent them is to remove your tonsils. ...Read more

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Why do I get tonsil stones?

Why do I get tonsil stones?

Tonsil stones: Tonsils have superficial cavities which fill up with epithelial debris, secretions and possibly small bits of food ...Read more

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What can cause tonsil stones?

Eating: Tonsil stones (i.e. Tonsilliths) are collections of food and debris which get trapped in the tonsils. This material gets infected usually becomes foul smelling. Some tonsils have more nooks and crannies in which to collect this debris, which makes the stones larger and/or more numerous. If removed, tonsilliths usually will recur. If severe, tonsillectomy will cure the problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones be harmful?

Take them out: If you don't have a water pick, get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. Injury / infection risk is minor. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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What herbs cure tonsil stones?

What herbs cure tonsil stones?

None really: It is not a medical problem, more of a physical one. Medications, herbs, mouthwashes generally don't help. If the tonsils have the deep crypts which trap food debris, tonsil stones will form. They can be removed cleaned out, but usually recur. If tonsil stones are a severe and chronic problem, tonsillectomy will cure the issues. See your local ent. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can dissolve tonsil stones?

Nothing: They are uncomfortable and smell bad, which can be a significant social liability. The best way to get rid of them is with a water pick, assisted by a mirror and a penlight. If you try something like a half-unbent paper clip, be careful not to hurt yourself. ...Read more

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What can I do for tonsil stones?

Remove them: Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. A water pick is even better. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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How can tonsil stones be reduced?

Oral Irrigater: Often you do not need anything for tonsil stones
an easy and simple way I recommend is to use an oral irrigator. Only the irrigators that connect directly to sink tap via a threaded attachment to be used for this purpose. Most electric irrigatoer are too powerful and can cause discomfort or rupture of the tonsils
large stones need to be removed by doctor by curettage. Very large need excision. ...Read more

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How can tonsil stones be removed?

How can tonsil stones be removed?

? stone: Never heard that. It may be the cheesy material loking like stone.....Clarify. ...Read more

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How do I know I have tonsil stones?

Look in the mirror: Tonsilloliths or so called stones in the tonsils are usually collections of food particles in the crypts (grooves) on the surface of the tonsil. You can see them in the mirror as small white round collections. They may represent bacterial colonies, food particles or small retention cysts. They often produce a foul odor to the breath and may be a minor indication for tonsil removal. ...Read more

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Should you remove tonsil stones yourself?

No: Always allow trained professional to manage your health for optimal outcome. ...Read more

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What are tonsil stones? Are they dangerous?

What are tonsil stones? Are they dangerous?

Not dangerous: Tonsils "stones" - tonsil liths - are a collection of bacteria, sloughed cells from the lining of the oral cavity, and microscopic particles of food, that accumulate in the pits of the tonsil surface. They often are irritating, and contribute to bad breath. They are not dangerous. Some people have luck with a "water pik" to regularly remove them. ...Read more

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I have a tonsil stones. Plz help me to cure this?

I have a tonsil stones. Plz help me to cure this?

Tips on care: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with Listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You will get tips like this when you see an ENT. ...Read more

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What are the obvious symptoms of having tonsil stones?

Bad breath and crud: The major symptoms of tonsil stones are bad breath and crud that comes out of your tonsils. These stones can be very uncomfortable to patients. The only sure cure is to take your tonsils out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tonsil stones?

Tonsil stone: Tonsil stone - tonsilloliths - collection of bacterial & cellular debris in tonsillar crypts, ...Read more

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Removal of tonsil stones from vallecula?

Not from vallecula: The vallecula is a gutter between the epiglottis and base of tongue that is covered with the lingual tonsils. The palatine tonsils sit just lateral to, the vallecula. Tonsil stones are usually from actinomyces bacteria from the mouth that get into crypts in the tonsils and could spill into the vallecula. Normal swallowing should be able to clear the vallecula. ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones a symptom of hiv?

Are tonsil stones a symptom of hiv?

No: They are simply debris that gets trapped in tonsil crypts. ...Read more

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Not sure how to get rid of tonsil stones?

Not sure how to get rid of tonsil stones?

Remove them: They eventually dislodge. A water pick is your best device for removing them. If you're in a hurry, get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it; there's a small injury / infection risk. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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Is my dentist supposed to notice tonsil stones?

Is my dentist supposed to notice tonsil stones?

Sure: A dentist performing an oral cancer screening is trained to look into the throat and oral tissues. It is very possible that he/she could potentially see problems in the tonsil area. ...Read more

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Are there any midicines to get rid of tonsil stones?

No medication works: If you've got a water pick, a mirror, a penlight, and good coordination, you can probably manage them. A half-unbent paper clip may be more likely to hurt you but can work well. The "stones" are actually masses of keratin. Nobody understands why some folks get them. A ENT doctor can resurface your tonsils with a laser, or remove them -- the latter's probably not worth it. ...Read more

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What causes tonsil stones and how to get rid of them?

Tonsilar stones: First, they are not bad. Some people tend to make more of those than others, but I don't recommend any particular treatment. There's really none available except for tonsillectomy, but I would not do it for this very reason. ...Read more

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How long does 'tonsil stones' stones and if I rinse my mouth with water how long will it be till it's gone?

How long does 'tonsil stones' stones and if I rinse my mouth with water how long will it be till it's gone?

Need to see ENT Doc: ' tonsil stone ' are result of food particles lodged in the tonsil crypts, result of recurrent tonsillitis, or due to poor oral hygiene, may cause bad breath, some times need the help of the doctor to remove them. ...Read more

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Ulcer on tonsil? Tonsil stones come and go for 3 years, never diagnosed with tonsilitis only strept alot. I'm 22 why the ulcer?

Ulcer on tonsil? Tonsil stones come and go for 3 years, never diagnosed with tonsilitis only strept alot. I'm 22 why the ulcer?

Ulcerative Tonsil.: Greetings. The ulceration should be evaluated by your doctor. It is probably viral in origin but could be something else. ...Read more

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I've had continuous hard to remove tonsil stones for a year. My ENT says he doesn't suggest a tonsillectomy. Second opinion?

I've had continuous hard to remove tonsil stones for a year. My ENT says he doesn't suggest a tonsillectomy. Second opinion?

What are your signs: What are your symptoms, if the only problems is the stones, I have to agree with your surgeon, you do need surgery.
But if you have other symptoms, then it depends on the seriousness of your symptoms and signs a decision will be made. ...Read more

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Is one or two white spots on my tonsils that come and go prob crypts/tonsil stones? Is thrush usually more spots and spread out?

Is one or two white spots on my tonsils that come and go prob crypts/tonsil stones? Is thrush usually more spots and spread out?

Tonsilliths: What is recurring on the tonsils are tonsilliths. They occur when food gets stuck in a cyprus and then it gets broken down then it hardens which cause it to get very stinky. Thrush is white patches on the mucosa that have red spots under them when they are wiped with a tongue blade for us it is very characteristic. You need not worry about that. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones cause a swollen lymph node? I have a swollen node in my neck on the side that has tonsil stones. It stays full of stones!

Can tonsil stones cause a swollen lymph node? I have a swollen node in my neck on the side that has tonsil stones. It stays full of stones!

Yes, Notify your MD: See your ENT physician, can be related or coincidence. Enlarged lymph nodes can be sign of infection or lymphoma or malignancy. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I have chronic tonsillitis in one tonsil if I have deep crypts but no tonsil stones but have really bad breath and only 1 swollen tonsil?

Yes, it is possible.: It is possible to have only one swollen tonsil, but it should not be so bug that it is blocking tour throat or airway. Just because there are no tonsil stones doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. If you haven't already, please go see an ENT to make sure there is nothing wrong. ...Read more

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